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December 2016

Spotlight on Suppliers- ‘Oh Oh Sew’

As part of the Spotlight on Suppliers feature blogs brought to you by www.weddingbideasy.co.uk we caught up with the very talented Sam from ‘Oh Oh Sew’ to find out about her amazing new venture!

Sam is a self-taught seamstress with a passion for making marvellous fashion creations from fabulous fabrics.

Oh Oh Sew formed in 2014 after Sam was asked to make clothing for friends.  Sam started challenging herself and making more complicated styles.  She was quickly hooked and knew that this was the career for her and so created Oh Oh Sew.

Sam went on to say ‘I moved in to the wedding side of the business when a previous customer of mine asked me to make her wedding dress. From there, I have now taken on several orders for vintage style bridesmaid dresses and a couple of mother of the bride orders too’

Sam designs and creates dresses inspired by classic vintage shaping that can be sized perfectly and reflect the customer’s personality. Since launch, Oh Oh Sew has grown at a rapid rate, Sam tells us.

‘All our items are made to measure, tailored exactly to you. Part of what makes us unique is the passion we put in to delivering a perfect customer service from start to completion.’

‘From my little studio in the midlands I love making bespoke pieces that reflect each customer’s uniqueness, I offer my services UK wide and will soon be branching out overseas. ‘

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So how does the whole process work? It all starts with an idea and discussion…

Sam looks at what kind of style and fabric you are thinking of and is happy to provide advice and inspiration. She will then take those ideas and create a drawing of your piece to help visualise what the product will look like, they can even send samples of fabric to help you further.

Prices are calculated individually for each order depending on the amount of work involved in creating your perfect item.
If you can visit the Oh Oh Sew fitting room they can personally measure you for your item.  Otherwise they can send detailed instructions on which measurements to take.

Motivation

Sam told us ‘I love that I am able to offer people something that will fit them perfectly. My customers continue to return and re-order and I think that is my biggest motivation and inspiration.’

Oh Oh Sew’s Top tips for brides

‘Be true to yourself and your partner. You will never please everybody in your family, and to be honest the only 2 people that matter is you and your partner.’

Proudest moment

Sam spoke to us about her proudest moment. ‘With being quite new to the wedding side of the business, my greatest achievement so far is booking a wedding dress for a New York elopement, along with 5 bridesmaid dresses, 4 flower girl dresses and 2 mother of the bride dress (all for different weddings) in the space of 2 months!’ Very impressive Oh Oh Sew!

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Testimonial

‘Sam made my wedding dress and was incredibly attentive and kept me informed throughout the whole process, sharing ideas and inspirations. She worked tirelessly to make sure that it was right. Lovely lady and I wish her every success with her exciting venture!’

To request a quote and view Oh Oh Sew’s profile, simply go to www.weddingbideasy.co.uk Don’t forget to check out their social media too!

www.ohohsew.com

www.facebook.com/ohohsew 

twitter @ohohsew

instagram @ohohsew

Would you like your wedding business to feature on one of our ‘Spotlight on Suppliers’ blogs? Simply email us at info@weddingbideasy.co.uk for more information.



Spotlight on Suppliers-Honey Wedding Favours

Spotlight on Suppliers -A series of blogs introducing you to some of the wedding suppliers at weddingbideasy.co.uk

Welcome to the fabulous Honey Wedding Favours!

Honey wedding favours was set up in 2013 to produce small honey favours for friends who were getting married. Honey Wedding Favours thought this was such a great idea so decided to expand to enable other brides and grooms to experience their amazing product.

It is run by James Curtis who has been keeping bees in Essex for 6 years, selling the honey locally and nationally.  All the honey he sells is raw and tastes fantastic. James and his wife made homemade blackberry jam for their own wedding in little glass jars.‘We take as much care over clients wedding favour as we did with our own.’ James tells us.

The honey favours themselves are designed to be highly customised and tailored to each individual wedding. You can choose from four different lid colours, use their standard labels or ask them to design one for you. The labels can be any colour to match your theme and contain the bride and groom’s name, the date of the wedding and a favourite phrase or sentence of your choice.

The booking process

We asked Honey Wedding favours, what a bride can expect when they contact them. This is what they said:

“The Bride and Groom will fill out a brief form telling us what they would like us to do for them. We can send Jar samples alongside different label options.’ James has a background in architecture and design so getting the label perfect is of great importance. An order is placed and delivered within ample time for the wedding to reduce any stress. James tells us ‘Our levels of quality control are second to none!’

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“We hand fill each jar with honey. This ensures we are achieving top quality honey in each jar. We advise that our honey is best sent no later than two weeks before the big day. Our honey will never go off or spoil.

“It will last forever – just like true love!”

We love how passionate James is about his business. Honey Wedding Favours produce a fantastic product to ensure a special day for their customers alongside caring and nurturing for bees. James told us this is what motivates him with his work.

Top tips from a tip top supplier…

We asked James what his top tips are for brides and grooms:

‘Ask to see the product before you buy it. Taste, touch, smell and feel your way to getting the perfect person for the job’

‘Good communication is essential and make sure you know the ins and outs of what you are getting. Make sure there are no hidden surprises at a later date.’

Wise advice. We completely agree!

James went on to say ‘Weddings are often expensive. You can do lots of fantastic things for your own wedding yourself with a bit of time and effort.’

“Recommendations are key. Research really does pay off.”

Achievements

We asked James what he thought his greatest achievement was. He replied:

“We sent 900 jars to Hong Kong for a large wedding. We produced the order ahead of schedule and delivered it personally to the client to ensure it was of top quality when it arrived.’

What a fabulous achievement!

Remember to check out Honey Wedding Favours profile at www.weddingbideasy.co.uk.

You can submit a request for a quote on the website.

Here’s what some of their previous clients had to say about them:

“Lovely honey, and professional service. Really added a little something extra sweet to our wedding theme”

“Amazing honey, great service and very friendly – will definitely be spreading the word!”

“Thank you so much for providing your honey for our Essex wedding favours they went down a treat“

Check out Honey Wedding Favours on social media:

www.honeyweddingfavours.co.uk

orders@honeyweddingfavours.co.uk

www.facebook.com/honeyweddingfavours

www.twitter.com/honeyweddingfav

Would you like your wedding business to feature on our Spotlight on Suppliers blog? Contact us at info@weddingbideasy.co.uk for more information.

 



Spotlight on Suppliers Launch

Welcome to the brand new ‘Spotlight on Suppliers’ feature blogs – brought to you by weddingbideasy.co.uk.

We will be running a series of blogs so that all you lovely brides and grooms can get to know some of our registered suppliers in more detail.

The suppliers will be giving you information about their wonderful businesses with insider top tips and inspiration to help you plan your wedding. Feel free to comment/ask the suppliers questions either on the blog or through their supplier profiles at www.weddinggbideasy.co.uk. Brides and grooms can go to the website and request quotes from all our suppliers or create a private quote request from a specific supplier. It’ so easy to sign up and get started.

If you are a wedding supplier and would like to feature your business on one of our blogs then email us at info@weddingbideasy.co.uk

We are very happy to introduce you to our first supplier featured on our next blog.




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